In the 1st game we won the toss and elected to bat. Andrew Hodd, Richard Pyrah, Jordan Thompson and Josh Shaw all came into the starting line up. Andrew opened with Ryan Gibson, Ryan making 11 from 6 balls whilst Andrew contributed 28 from 27. He was 3rd out with the score at 66 in the 10th over.
Skipper, Will Rhodes and Richard Pyrah then added 48 in 32 balls with Will striking 2 fours and 2 sixes in his 43 from 31 and Richard made 31 from 26. However it needed a hard hitting 31no from Jordan Thompson from only 19 balls to enable us to post 161 for 5. Jordan hit 2 fours and 2 sixes, 1 of which may never be found as it went so far into the surrounding trees.
Colin Munro, who played for New Zealand two days earlier versus England in the T20 at Old Trafford, bowled 3 economical overs taking 1-17 and as Ben Coad took 2 wickets in the first over of their innings he was soon at the wicket. At this stage they were 2-2 and unfortunately from the last ball of that over a difficult catch was dropped. Munro went on to make 56 from only 28 balls with 8 fours and 3 maximums.
He added 65 for the 4th wicket with Kervezee who was last out for 45 from 32 with 6 fours. In fact Munro and Kervezee were the only 2 to reach double figures as they collapsed to 128 all out.
Ben Coad took 3-25 from 3 overs and Karl Carver had the remarkable figures of 4-1-20-5 including 13 dot balls.
YCCC win by 33 runs.
Changes were made to both sides with Jared Warner and Glenn Maxwell replacing Ben Coad and Andrew Hodd. This time Worcester won the toss and batted first.
Glenn bowled 3 overs taking 1 for 19 and there were 3 wickets for Will Rhodes (3-37) and 2 each for Josh Shaw and Jared Warner (2-18 and 2-23 respectively). However Worcester posted 184-9 with Kervezee 34 form 25 and 24 from Fraine. However their main contributor was keeper Clarke with 56 from 34 including 4 fours and 3 sixes.
Gibson again opened, this time with Glenn Maxwell. Ryan made 7 and Glenn 14 from 7 with 3 fours. Dan Hodgson and Will Rhodes added 59 in 38 balls before Will was bowled for 25. Dan went on to make 47 from 36 with 5 fours.
However we fell 15 short (169-9) despite some late striking from Matthew Waite who made 31 from 11 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes.